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Would you want to turn your unused phone into a hosting server?

With the renaissance in privacy & DIY solutions I wonder how many people would want to turn their old phones into a mini self-hosting platforms. I have been recently working on a prototype that:

  • Can host static websites
  • Cloud based load balancer where TLS termination happens on the phone to shield the server from the data going through it.
  • Due to cloud loadbalancer setup - no IP/firewall configuration is required and the phone can switch between 3G/4G/wifi without any need to reconfigure DNS settings
  • TLS termination on the phone with Let's Encrypt support
  • Easy to use web interface from your desktop browser (phone app is just an agent)
  • Can run JavaScript in a secure internal VM to enable some backend functionality
  • Potential PHP support as well

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